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Thursday, November 25, 2010

A checkers game!


After our Thanksgiving meal, 5 year old grandson announced to me that he wanted to play Checkers! Not having a board, we decided to make one! It turned out so cutely! I took a peice of green and red construction paper. We looked online to see how many squares we needed on our board, and how many playing peices. I looked through my Christmas scrapbooking supplies and found a few sheets of printed papers (one had snowflakes inside of circles, and one peice was a red and white teenie tiny checked pattern. Donovan had wanted to have candy cane and some other Christmas item for playing peices...so we went with these. I hand cut the canes, and cut out the circles of snowflakes and I attached them to the top of pennies (for weight). He applied some alien/rocket/UFO/stars stickers to the end parts of the "board", and we were ready to play. He creamed me. I had to take a picture of the board. Tonight I realized how much I love creating things out of paper. So sweet. Of course, the sweetest thing here was Donovan (I can say that cause Emily was asleep at that time...they are both of equal sweetness)!!!

7 comments:

marianne said...

What a fabulous idea!
You are so busy with the kids , but are doing it with so much love!
Happy thanksgiving dear!
I am thankful for you as a friend ;)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

How clever of you and Donovan.

donna said...

Every child should have a grandmother like you. I'm totally "uncrafty", so by the time I could put together a checkerboard like yours, the grandson would have turned 6.

Once again, you've impressed me.

donna

Serena said...

You clever thing, you!!! What a fantastic looking chequerboard!

Claude said...

that's adorable... and very creative. so much better than running to the store for a new toy that you may only use once,

Snippety Gibbet said...

How clever! I love it.

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

This is so adorable! You are so great with them and your creativeness!